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JamesA thanked dezzy in topic Tab test 6 hours 59 minutes ago
dezzy replied to the topic 'Easy and Free' in the forum. 13 hours 42 minutes ago

Drifter wrote:

dezzy wrote: Drifter, yes great tune and a very suitable backing track. Many choose backing tracks that drown out the harmonica. I have ABC but not figured out putting your tabs onto it. Will try.

OK, Drifter, I've copied and pasted it onto ABC and surprised that the music notation came up with tabs, presumably diatonic. Thanks, I'll give it a try. I'll study the tab input, there is more to it than I have studied so far.


Hi Dezzy, I think it might be possible to put tabs into EasyABC but I could not get it to work. This is the website that lead me to think it might be possible.
welltemperedstudio.wordpress.com/code/abc2harp/
I used Musescore to generate the tabs and then saved the file opening it using EasyABC to get the result you saw.
As far as I am concerned tab is useless to me so I will not waste any more time on it.


Drifter, I am practicing the song from the post you did. It is basically a very simple tune. But I’m yet to find it from a singer. Thanks.

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. 13 hours 48 minutes ago

JamesA wrote: That worked really well Dezzy and it looks very professional. The only criticism I have is that the tabbing method is getting a bit complicated for the general public. Not everyone will be able to turn a Word Pad document into an image, and then we will have the issue of regulatinng the width and height of images people upload.
I'm suggesting people use Note Pad because it is simple to use, and the .txt file is easy for me to edit and embed in a page. It also displays consistently across different browsers.

I know it seems important to indicate rhythm and note duration, but its really not. People can start by learning the songs that they already know by ear. And when they find a tune they like but don't know, they can search for a few samples on YouTube to familiarize themselves with the tune.

We need a system that is basic and user friendly so that we are not constantly explaining it to newcomers.
I would be curious to know if people with Macs can upload a text file


Yes, James, I know you want simplicity that’s why I used the lyrics for rhythm.
The only way I could use word pad was to save it as a jpeg after I copied the screen. So the attachment is probably JPEG and notTXT.
But I’ll go along with you when you are ready.

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. 13 hours 55 minutes ago

Great,Sarge, and it fitted the tabs where I had the rhythm marks in the lyrics.

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dezzy thanked Sarge in topic Tab test 13 hours 56 minutes ago
Sarge replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. 18 hours 30 minutes ago

Thanks James!

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JamesA replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. 20 hours 12 minutes ago

Excellent Sarge :)

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JamesA thanked Sarge in topic Tab test 20 hours 13 minutes ago
Sarge replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. yesterday
Drifter replied to the topic 'Easy and Free' in the forum. yesterday

dezzy wrote: Drifter, yes great tune and a very suitable backing track. Many choose backing tracks that drown out the harmonica. I have ABC but not figured out putting your tabs onto it. Will try.

OK, Drifter, I've copied and pasted it onto ABC and surprised that the music notation came up with tabs, presumably diatonic. Thanks, I'll give it a try. I'll study the tab input, there is more to it than I have studied so far.


Hi Dezzy, I think it might be possible to put tabs into EasyABC but I could not get it to work. This is the website that lead me to think it might be possible.
welltemperedstudio.wordpress.com/code/abc2harp/
I used Musescore to generate the tabs and then saved the file opening it using EasyABC to get the result you saw.
As far as I am concerned tab is useless to me so I will not waste any more time on it.

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keith replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. yesterday

I would be curious to know if people with Macs can upload a text file

Desktop & laptop systems, MS Windows, Linux, & MAC ( which is based on FreeBSD), can all upload plain text files.
I don't know if all tablets & phones can, but highly likely that they can, as it is so basic. ;)

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JamesA replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. yesterday

That worked really well Dezzy and it looks very professional. The only criticism I have is that the tabbing method is getting a bit complicated for the general public. Not everyone will be able to turn a Word Pad document into an image, and then we will have the issue of regulatinng the width and height of images people upload.
I'm suggesting people use Note Pad because it is simple to use, and the .txt file is easy for me to edit and embed in a page. It also displays consistently across different browsers.
I know it seems important to indicate rhythm and note duration, but its really not. People can start by learning the songs that they already know by ear. And when they find a tune they like but don't know, they can search for a few samples on YouTube to familiarize themselves with the tune.

We need a system that is basic and user friendly so that we are not constantly explaining it to newcomers.
I would be curious to know if people with Macs can upload a text file

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. yesterday

It worked!!! Now if I had inserted my youtube url instead of all the preamble it would be what James has been aiming to do.
Sentimental Journey is a simple chromatic tune for beginners to the Chromatic.
Anyone trying it let's know if the lyrics layout helps the rhythm. Thanks.

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dezzy replied to the topic 'Tab test' in the forum. yesterday

I have been experimenting again. Wanted to show some indication of rhythm with tabs. But keep the indications out of the numbers to keep them simple. I used the lyrics to indicate although they can't be dead accurate, at least they give s bit of help for those not knowing the tune. (I think)
Dots after a note indicate the beats for that note. Words underlined are the notes that are quicker notes (like 1/8 notes.)
The numbering standard no mark then blow, minus - draw as -3 , and asterisk after a note indicates the note is to use the slide. (chromatic)
I couldn't underline using notepad so used wordpad. Problem was it doesnt save in txt without jumbling the order of numbers.
So I used Copy the page and saved as a jpeg

Now I'm about to attach the file and see if it comes out in order. Sorry I cant delete this post except from the home entry.



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Sarge replied to the topic 'Technique and Learning to play' in the forum. yesterday
Sarge replied to the topic 'Technique and Learning to play' in the forum. yesterday

Hey Eric, i read on another thread where I said I had learned Pretty Baby, you siad you wanted to hear it., so here it is.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuX9CGW9szY&t=4s

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JamesA replied to the topic 'Changes' in the forum. yesterday

Yes there is a problem with the menu at the top of the site. The drop-down links are not working properly. Working on it

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Changes' in the forum. yesterday

Mine was stuck too

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Changes' in the forum. yesterday

Oddly my connection was stuck on members videos,but seems okay now

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